The Algerian Football Federation announced, on Monday, through its official website, that coach Djamel Belmadi decided to use the services of the Qatari Al-Sadd striker, Baghdad Bounedjah, to compensate for the withdrawal of Islam Soleimani due to injury from the squad invited to face Niger in the 2023 African Nations qualifiers.
The Algerian Federation stated that Soleimani suffered an injury during his team’s match, Anderlecht, with its host, Odd-Heverli Leuven, on Sunday, in the thirtieth stage of the Belgian League.
The match ended with Anderlecht winning 2-0, including the opening goal of the historic scorer of the Desert Warriors (41 goals).
Algeria will meet Niger in the third and fourth rounds of Group F competitions on March 23 and 27 in Algeria and Hamadi Al-Aqrabi Stadium in Brades in Tunisia, which the Nigerian Federation chose as a home ground for its matches due to the non-accreditation of the General Seni Konchi Benyami stadium, which does not conform to the standards of the International Federation of the game.
The Algerian national team occupies the top of the group with six points from two wins over its guest Uganda and its host Tanzania, with one score (2-0), in front of Niger (two points), Tanzania and Uganda (one point each).
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